MONTHLY WALK ROUND-UP
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: SHELTER ISLAND. Let’s
take a casual to moderate walk along this beautiful,
mostly flat area by the bay where there are many
beautiful homes. Then back to optional breakfast. Meet
at meterless spaces in the parking lot at Anchorage Ln.
and Canon St. (one block south of Shelter Island Dr)
Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619) 313-7818.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
MERRY GO-ROUND. Join us on one of the most
scenic walks in San Diego. We start at the carousel
in Balboa Park. Our walk encompasses the harbor,
downtown and Bankers Hill. Depending on size of the
group and mood, we may include some bridges. Allow
three hours, which includes a coffee break. To use
public transit, take the trolley to 3rd Ave. and C St. At
3rd Ave. and Broadway take the #7 bus at 7:42 or 7:48.
Arrive at Zoo Pl. at 8:00 or 8:06. Meet in the lot near the
carousel at Park Blvd. and Zoo Place. Pace: moderate plus.
Rick P. (858) 565-7212.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
SUNRISE SERIES: LAKE MURRAY. Walk at your
own pace for 1 hour on a mostly flat path around the
lake. Drive through the main entrance to Lake Murray at
the end of Kiowa Dr. off Lake Murray Blvd. Meet in the
main parking lot on the left as you approach the lake.
Optional breakfast follows. Betty H. (858) 248-3782.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
CROWN POINT AREA BECKONS. Start out your
week with beautiful scenic views of Mission Bay and
nearby homes. Our guest leader will take the group on
a flat walk for about two hours, with a pause for coffee
or yogurt. Take I-5 to Grand Ave. and go west to Lamont
Street, turn left on Lamont Street, then right on Crown
Point Drive to meet at the west end of the parking lot
— by the park’s southern end restrooms. To use public
transit, take the trolley to Old Town and board the #9
bus at 9:10. Get off at La Cima Dr. and walk 3 blocks
east to the parking lot. Rain cancels. Pace: moderate
to moderate-plus. Kathy L. (858) 484-0349.
MONDAY, JUNE 3
HISTORIC LA PLAYA TRAIL. Join peripatetic
leaders Rob or Anita as we follow the historic La Playa
Trail, along shoreline, past yacht clubs and amazing
homes and gardens. Meet at trail marker by the bay at
the intersection of Talbot Street and Anchorage Lane,
adjacent to SD Yacht Club. The casual+ pace is on a
dirt trail for approx. 2.4 miles and 75 minutes. Street
parking; observe signage. Optional eats after; heavy
rain cancels; served by bus #28. Sally R. (619) 222-
3800. Repeats every other week.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4
ABOVE THE BAY. Join us for some exercise and
fabulous views of Mission Bay. Meet at the Clairemont
Information Center, west side of I-5 at the Clairemont
Drive exit. Walk starts at 6:30 pm, is 1-hour plus and
3.5 miles plus long, moderate to moderate-plus walk.
Rain, but not mist, cancels. Flashlight recommended.
Please call Jill F. (858) 292-4231 to make sure walk is
‘on’ for the week. We do cancel if Tuesday is a holiday.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5
WEDNESDAY WORKOUT. Join us in front of
Bookstar in Costa Verde Shopping Center at 8650
Genesee Ave. for a friendly walk’n’talk for about 1½
hours through neighborhoods, parks, and canyon trails
all around UTC, University City, and UCSD areas. Rain
cancels. Pace: moderate-plus. Please call Nicki L. at
619-665-6981 or Barbara S. (858) 452-8832 to confirm.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
SUNRISE SERIES: SOUTH SHORE. Meet at the
South Shores Boat Launch just east of Sea World on
Mission Bay. Hopefully we’ll see some rabbits and the
great sea birds there. Take I-5 to Sea World Dr. and
go west to the South Shores Boat Launch Ramp area.
Watch for the sign, it is not very prominent. We’ll meet
at the restrooms at the boat launch. Optional breakfast
follows this moderate, flat 1-hour walk. Winnie M. (858)
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
MISSION BEACH NORTH & SOUTH. Walk the
beach or the bay and stop for coffee near the end of
this flat walk. Meet at the Belmont Park ticket booth off
of Mission Blvd. To use public transit, ride the trolley to
Old Town, and then take the #8 bus at 9:40 to Mission
Blvd. arriving at 9:54, and walk across the street. Rain
cancels. Pace: moderate to moderate-plus. Kathy L.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
SHELTER ISLAND WALK & TALK. Join Rob,
Elaine, Janet or Kathy B. for a walk from the Bali Hai to
the Friendship Bell and back on flat sidewalks (about
2.5 miles round trip; 60+ minutes including pit stop).
Breathe delicious ocean air and enjoy dynamic bay and
city views from ships to sea lions. Meet new friends
to the right of the Bali Hai by the lamp post and hand
rails, where we will stretch for a few minutes. Ample
free parking. If you’re late, drive down the island and
join us along the way. Take the #28 bus and walk
approximately 3 blocks to the Bali Hai. Optional eats
afterward. Heavy rain cancels. Pace: casual+. Sally R.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: BALBOA PARK. The park
is beautiful year round, with many paths to explore
at your own pace. Eating and chatting afterward is
optional but great fun. Meet at the carousel on Park
Blvd. at Zoo Pl. Edie A. email@example.com. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY, JUNE 10
SUNRISE SERIES: SAN DIEGO RIVER.
Hopefully, our feathered friends will be on hand for this
1-hour walk on flat paved terrain at your own pace
along San Diego River, so you can test your legs or
bring binoculars and slow down to enjoy nature. Take
the I-5 to the Tecolote-Sea World Drive exit and proceed
west past several lights. After the light at Friars Rd.,
watch for the next light, where you’ll see the South
Shores Boat Ramp sign on your right, but you will turn
left onto the old road that parallels Sea World Dr. Bring
money for an optional breakfast afterward. John and
Marilyn (619) 840-5544.
MONDAY, JUNE 10
AMERICA’S CUP HARBOR: Join peripatetic
leaders Rob or Anita as we walk around America’s Cup
Harbor on sidewalks to admire what’s new in the marina
from bayside restaurants to a new brewery, gelato/
coffee shop, deluxe condos and new docks, with lots
of construction and MORE. The casual+ pace walks
on flat paved surfaces and are approximately 2.5 miles
each for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Fun, friendly
group. Optional eats afterward. Meet to the right of the
front door of the Bali Hai. Ample free parking; Served
by #28 Bus and walk 3 blocks. Heavy rain cancels.
Sally R. (619) 222-3800. Repeats every other week.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11
ABOVE THE BAY. See Tuesday, June 4 for details.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
SUNRISE SERIES: NORTH PARK. Meet
Frances at the restaurant at 3949 Ohio St. just north
of University Ave., where there is plenty of parking,
for this casual to moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain.
This neighborhood is a walker’s paradise, where
daily errands do not require a car. From I-805, exit at
University Ave. and head west to Ohio St. Optional
breakfast afterward. Frances B. (619) 479-3962.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. Join us for great views
and picturesque homes of this old neighborhood on a
1-hour casual walk for about 2.5 miles on flat terrain.
We will enjoy the late afternoon views. Meet at 1920
Ft. Stockton Dr. From Washington St., go north on
Goldfinch St. and west about a mile on Ft. Stockton
Drive. Rain cancels. Jim M. (619) 971-1518.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
CARDIFF & ENCINITAS. The Composer District of
Cardiff was developed in the early 1900’s to be an
artists’ enclave with streets named after composers
such as Chopin, Bach, Haydn, and Vivaldi. Come and
discover this charming neighborhood of coastal North
County as we travel along its streets and trails. On this
approximately 6-mile moderate+ paced walk we will
see the historic 1883 Encinitas schoolhouse as well as
the two famous boat houses. Our walk will also include
a visit to the Self Realization Fellowship Meditation
Gardens where we can ponder the mysteries of life
while enjoying its lush greenery, koi ponds and ocean
views. Be prepared for hills and steps. Meet in front
of Vons at 453 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas (just west of
Highway 5). Lenore E. (619) 890-0714 (ledidin@san.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: MISSION BEACH. Let’s
walk, at your own pace, along the boardwalk to enjoy
the ocean waves reflecting the rising sun. We could
go north or south as we admire the mixture of old
beach cottages and new multi-story homes. Meet in the
parking lot in front of the roller coaster. Edie A. edier@
cox.net. (619) 313-7818.
MONDAY JUNE 17
SUNRISE SERIES: LIBERTY STATION. Meet at
Womble St. and Truxtun Rd. for a 1-hour casual to moderate walk on
flat, paved terrain. We’ll walk the arcades to see what new businesses
and attractions are being added to this historic location. Once home to
Naval Training Center (NTC) San Diego, you can see such diverse
attractions as Historic North Chapel, our own Walkabout office, and
numerous art galleries and dance studios. Bring money for an optional
breakfast afterward. Edie A. (619) 313-7818.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
SECRET NORTH PARK. Discover more lovely but little
known areas of North Park. We will walk past wellkept
Craftsman houses, Mediterranean-style villas,
and beautiful gardens. From the edge of Balboa Park
Municipal Golf Course we will have a panoramic view
of the Park. On our walk we will also get to see a train
and a dinosaur! Meet at the corner of Palm and Dale
streets for a casual-to-moderate, mostly flat, 1 1/2 hour
walk. Bus #2 stops at 30th and Palm. Rain cancels.
Evelyn K. 619-461-6095.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION HILLS. We’ll
discover what’s new in one of San Diego’s oldest
neighborhoods on this moderate 1-hour walk on flat
terrain. Meet Connie at Goldfinch St. and Fort Stockton
Dr., which is 1 block north of West Washington St.
Optional breakfast afterward. Connie V. (619) 477-8628.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21 (3RD FRIDAY)
SUNSET CLIFFS VIEWS. Meet at Sunset Cliffs Blvd. &
Point Loma Ave. (not West Point Loma Blvd.) in Ocean
Beach. We’ll enjoy spectacular views and fresh cool
breezes from the Pacific Ocean. For public transit, take
bus route 923 from downtown at Broadway & 5th OR
route 35 from Old Town Transit Center and transfer to
923 in O.B. at Cable & Voltaire Street. If you take the
bus and it’s late, please call me and we’ll wait for you.
Otherwise, we’ll start at the announced time. Our walk
will last about one hour. Pace: Casual. Stan F. (619)
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: PACIFIC BEACH. Before
the crowds arrive, walking along the ocean in Pacific
Beach can be delightful. We’ll admire the waves on a
flat walk at your own speed and then return by the same
route. Meet at the end of Garnet where the pier begins.
Optional breakfast follows, perhaps overlooking the
ocean and the surfers. Edie A. firstname.lastname@example.org. (619)
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
MERRY GO-ROUND. See Sunday, June 2 for
SUNDAY, JUNE 23
VILLAGE OF CARLSBAD: Join us for a scenic, mostly
flat, 2 hour walk thru the village of Carlsbad, south
along the coast with a return jaunt along the Agua
Hedionda Lagoon. Meet at the Carlsbad Village train
station (ample parking available). Carlsbad Village
Drive exit, go west to State Street, right 1-1/2 blocks to
2775 State, left to station. Rain cancels. Pace-casual
to moderate. Text Judith 760-687-3215 or Joe 760-687-
MONDAY, JUNE 24
SUNRISE SERIES: PACIFIC BEACH BOARDWALK. Let’s take
a moderate 1-hour walk on flat terrain and enjoy the fresh air,
early morning breeze and beautiful sunrise where we can look
forward to good company, chatting and an optional breakfast
afterward. Meet at the Crystal Pier at the west end of Garnet
Ave. Bring money for optional breakfast.
John and Marilyn (619) 840-5544.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
SUNRISE SERIES: MISSION BAY BACKWARDS.
Let’s start on the path near Sea World Dr. to enjoy
the playground and the sights we’ve missed on this
moderate 1-hour walk on flat, mostly paved terrain. Take
Sea World Dr. exit west off I-5, turn right at the first light,
pass the entrance to Fiesta Island, cross the bridge
and park at the second small parking area on your left.
Optional breakfast afterward. Winnie M. (858) 278-4003.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28
MISSION HILLS MEANDER. See Friday, June 14 or details.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
BREAKFAST SPECIAL: LA JOLLA. We’ll walk in La
Jolla and look for seals and birds and other wonderful
things along the shore. Enjoy crashing waves and
ocean breezes for an hour or more, then an optional
breakfast for those who want one. Come and join us.
We’ll meet at the NE corner of Girard and Pearl. Edie A.
email@example.com. (619) 313-7818.
WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAY HIKES
WILDERNESS HIKE details and trailhead
directions will be e-mailed a day or two before
IMPORTANT HIKE INFO: Bring lunch, 2-3 quarts
of water, sun and rain protection, and lug-soled
shoes. “First timers” must call the leader. All
participants must be well prepared for trail
conditions, be able to keep pace with the group
and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion.
Car Pool Info: Park on the street in front of the
Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South
(west of Texas St.). Be prepared to drive yourself
if there are no other carpoolers.
Check Wilderness Hikes as weather or unusual
conditions may cause the hike to be moved or
canceled. If you have any questions, please
contact the relevant hike leader as noted.